As per NACO data, states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu rank very high in voluntary blood donations
Speakers highlight lack of clarity about the inclusion of thalassemia patients in the Rights of a Person with Disability Bill, 2016
Government is analysing reasons for gap in voluntary blood donations in many states.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), one of the apex trade associations of India concluded the twelfth edition of the ‘Illness to Wellness’ series themed Importance of Blood Donation & Managing Wellness of People with Thalassemia on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The event saw an expert panel of Thalassemia specialists hold an informative dialogue on hindrances faced by Thalassemia patients and blood centers during COVID-19, inclusion of Thalassemia in the Disabilities Act, 2016 and blood donation awareness in India.
Supported by the hygiene brand SAVLON, the program which promotes healthy living with a focus on wellness and preventive health through healthy habits, diet, exercise, and holistic health saw the veteran speakers discuss at length the distress blood centers faced due to lack of donors during the lockdown.